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Event List Northern Michigan

Now-Dec 31…Tickets are on sale for the annual Bishop Baraga School Fundraiser. Early bird drawings begin Oct 5, grand raffle is Dec 31. $100 each or 3 for $250 and available at the school office, parish office or any school family. Info:


Now-Nov 5…Tickets are on sale for the Mackinaw City Chamber Cash Raffle. Drawing is Nov. 5th during the chamber excellence awards ceremony. Info: 231-436-5574


Now-Nov 11..Cheboygan Kiwanis “Dine Local”. Tickets are $25 and are redeemable for $12.50 off your bill at a participating restaurant. Proceeds benefit local children’s programs. Participating restaurants: The Bluffs, Dixie Saloon, Duncan City Pizza, Great Lakes Grill, Libby’s Café, Mulligan’s, Rippling Rapids, Rusty Dogz, and Up North Family Bakery. Tickets available at Edward Jones or from any Kiwanis member. Each ticket will be entered into a drawing for two packages. Info: 231-625-2151


Now – TFN…Stiggs Feed-a-Friend 4-8pm Sundays at Stiggs Brewery & Kitchen in Boyne City, free meals for anyone in need. Info: 231-497-6100


Now - Oct 30…Screams in the Dark at Northwest Michigan Fairgrounds – Traverse City. Fri/Sat 7p-11p, Sun 7p-10p. There are two tour options: Option 1: wagon ride, a haunted trail, The Mausoleum and corn maze. Option 2: all attractions (wagon ride, haunted trail, Panemonium, Swamp of Suffering and Dreadmoore Manor). Admission $7-$17. Info:


Now - Oct 30…Ghost Farm of Kingsley Haunted Trail. Fri/Sat 7-10pm 5010 Pierce Rd. $15. Info:


Now – Oct 30…Beware the Moon Haunted Trail – Boyne City. 7pm Every Friday and Saturday, plus Wednesday Oct. 27th. Reservations/tickets required. Info:


Now – Oct 30…Volunteers are needed for a community tree planting event on Oct. 30 8:45a-noon at Kalkaska Middle School. Rain or shine, no experience necessary. Info:


Week of Oct 17


Oct 20…Mackinaw City Lions Club Annual “Soup in a Bread Bowl” Supper 4-6p a the Pancake Chef Restaurant. Proceeds benefit community projects. Info: 812-737-6000


Oct 21…Spooky Monster Magic Show 6-7pm at the Cheboygan Public Library. A spook-tacular Halloween magic show with fantastic magician Gordon Russ. Free to attend. Info:


Oct 21…Pasta Benefit Dinner 5-9pm at the Bay View Country Club – Petoskey. $20, dine-in or carry out. Benefits the YMCA of Northern Michigan. Info: 231-348-8393


Oct 22…Spooky Hike 6-8pm at the Postle Farm Preserve-Walloon Lake. Festive fall activities including trick-or-treating, bonfire, s’mores, hot cider and more. Free. Info:­­


Oct 22...Pahl's Pumpkin Patch in Buckley is joining efforts to help Project Feed the Kids through J & S Hamburg on October 22 10a-6:30. They will be donating $1 from every admission and collecting new winter coats for the same. $5 Admission includes Corn Maze, Corn Tunnel, Straw Slide Tunnel, lots of Farm animals, Tractor Pull, and great family fun. Weekend Events include Apple Cannon, Hay Rides, and Barrel Train Rides for additional fees. Info: (231) 269-4400


Oct 22-23…Swingshift & the Stars. Watch the Ballroom Dance Competition from the comfort of your own home and help raise money for local charities. Fri/Sat 7pm, Sun 3pm. This year’s charities: AC Paw, Cognition & Love Thy Neighbor. By donation. Info:


Oct 23…YMCA Art & Craft Show 10-3p at the GT Bay YMCA – Traverse City. Info: 231-933-9622


Oct 23…Fall Bazaar 9a-4p at the Norwich Twp Hall – Moorestown. Grandma’s Attic, baked goods, jewelry, luncheon, and more. Proceeds benefit the food pantry. Info: 231-229-4650


Oct 22-23…Enchanted Trail & Haunted Forest at the Farmfest grounds – Johannesburg. Trick-or-treating, Halloween themed dinner, haunted trail and more. $10. Benefits the Otsego Untied Way.


Oct 23…Crafts n’ More Show 9a-3p at St. Mary’s – Gaylord. Shop for holiday treasures, beautifully filled gift baskets, home-made bakery and confections. Enjoy a cafe luncheon from 11 - 2 PM, hourly door prizes and the Big Raffle for $300 at 3 PM & much more! Info:


Oct 23…Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser 5pm at the VFW Cherryland Post – Traverse City. Dinner, raffles, special presentation. Benefits CPMR (Coalition to Protect Michigan Resources)


Oct 23…Halloween Fun 1-3p at the Children’s Trail of Cheboygan. Contumes, stories, candy, giveaways and more! Free. Info:


Oct 23…Halloween Party for kids 5pm at the Antrim Co. Snowmobile Club – Mancelona. Food, contests, prizes, entertainment, games and more. Info


Oct 23…Kerridge’s Haunted Pines – Naubinway. 8-10:30pm. By Donation. Info:


Oct 23…Emmet County EMS Food Drive 9a-1p at Walmart in Petoskey and Pinecrest Village-Mackinaw City. Items will be donated to the Pellston Area Food Pantry and Church of the Straits Food Pantry. Info: 231-776-1000


Oct 23…Crawl For a Cure Pub Crawl Bingo returns to Boyne City from 6:30 to 9:30pm.  Registration will open at 6 at the Lake Street Pub. Registration $25.  Pre-registration does guarantee a T-shirt.  Participants crawl at their own pace visiting participating establishments including, Lake Street Pub, Boyne City Tap Room, Friggy's, Red Mesa, Boyne City Eagles, and Stigg's.  At each there will be clues to help you complete your bingo board. At 9pm, everyone will meet back at Stigg's for door prize drawing.  Benefits the Relay for Life Chain of Lakes. Info:


Oct 29…Halloween on the front lawn 11am Traverse Area District Library –Traverse City. Preschoolers & their families: dress up if you dare & join in the Halloween fun. Halloween scavenger hunt, pumpkin displays, crafts, & treats. The garden will feature a not-so-scary Story Walk featuring Baby Shark.


Oct 29…Trunk or Treat 5pm at Medilodge of GTC – Traverse City. Located on LaFrainer Rd. Info:  (231) 947-9511


Oct 30…Veteran Suicide Awareness Walk 10am. Starts and ends ad the Gazebo in Arlington Park – Petoskey. Help raise awareness of the nearly 22 veteran suicides that occur daily. Registration at 9am. Family friendly. Funds raised benefit 22-2-None, working to help end veteran suicide. Info: 231-330-4990


Oct 30…13th Annual Zombie Run 9a-noon. 5K run/walk starts at Right Brain Brewery – Traverse City. Register before Oct 28th $30, after $35. Costume contest. Benefits the TART Trails. Info:


Oct 30…Not So Spooky Halloween Candlelight Hike 5-8p at Mt. McSauba – Charlevoix. Bon fire, smores, decorated trails, costumes welcome. Info: 231-547-3253


Oct 30…Zips 45th Parallel Harley-Davidson Trunk or Treat noon-3pm – Gaylord. Prizes for spookiest decorated bike/vehicle. Info: 989-732-8000


Oct 30…Jack O’ Lantern Walk/Trick or Treat – Downtown Petoskey. Trick or Treating 10a-noon, pumpkin carving demo 10-2 Pennsylvania Park;  walk 6:15pm. Info:


Oct 30…Trunk-or-Treat 5-6:30p at the Indian River United Methodist Church. Info: 231-238-7764

Oct 30…Downtown Traverse City Halloween Walk 10a-11:30. Costume-clad children and their parents are invited to trick-or-treat at participating stores throughout the downtown area. Info:


Week of Oct 31


Oct 31…Trick-or-Treat 1-5pm at the Charlevoix Public Library. Info: 231-547-2651


Oct 31…Trunk or Treat 5-7pm at Old School Park – Mackinaw City. Info:


Oct 31…Trunk or Treat 5:30-7:30 under the Pavilion-Gaylord. Info: 989-732-5161


Oct 31…Truck or Treat 5-7p at the Otsego Lake Twp Fire Department - Gaylord. Info: 989-732-1859


Oct 31…Trunk or Treat 5-6:30p at Walmart –Cheboygan. To sign up your “trunk”, contact Susan 231-627-2341 EXT 392


Oct 31…Trunk or Treat 5-6:30 at the Cedarville Foods parking lot. If you wish to decorate your vehicle and pass out candy, please be in place by 4:45


Oct 31…Trunk or Treat 5pm at the Wolverine Free Methodist Church. Games, treats and fun. Info: 231-330-4922


Oct 31…Trunk or Treak at the City Church – Traverse City. Candy, pony & train rides, giveaways and more. Free. Info: 231-943-1775


Oct 31…Boyne City Halloween Parade (pet friendly). Lineup starts at 4:30pm along Lake Street, ending at the First Presbyterian Church’s Trunk or Treat. The Boyne City Firefighters will be handing out treats at the fire hall and the bookmobile will be handing out candy and bookmarks at the library. Info: 231-582-6532


Nov 3…Community blood drive 1-7pm in the Huron Room at Odawa Casino & Hotel. Appointments preferred, walk-ins welcome. Info: 866-642-5663


Nov 5 & 6…Swing Shift & the Stars Lip Sync Competition. Info:


Nov 6…Bethlehem Lutheran Church Craft Show 9a-3p – Traverse City. Info:


Nov 6…Holiday Extravaganza 10-4p at Rogers City High School. Arts & Crafts/Business Expo. Info:


Nov 6…Holiday Gift Fair 10-3p at Shanty Creek Resorts – Bellaire. All day raffles, artists and crafters. Info:


Nov 6…49th Annual Zonta Fashion Show noon-2pm at Stafford’s Perry Hotel – Petoskey. The show will have both a virtual format as well as an in-person event format. Live music, cash bar, raffles, heavy hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are limited. $50 person.


Nov 11…Veterans Day Dinner 4-7pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall – Cheboygan. This is a drive-thru dinner. Info: 231-818-6466


Week of Nov 14


Nov 13…Power of the Purse 5:30-9pm. Theme is “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and will be held at multiple participating restaurants as well as an online option.  Benefits the Otsego County United Way. Info:


Nov 13…Flapjack & Flannel Festival noon-6pm at Jacob’s Farm-Traverse City. Live music, heated barn, breweries/wineries, pancake pairings and more. $30 before Nov 13, $40 day of; kids $15. Info:


Nov 13…Holiday Art Fair 10-4 at East Jordan High School. Info:


Nov 13…Craft Fair 9a-3p at Long Lake Elementary School. Info: 231-933-7800


Nov 14…Deer Hunters’ Wives Drag Brunch 11-2p at Castle Farms – Charlevoix. Tickets are $40 and include brunch and a mimosa, VIP tickets include brunch and a bottle of wine. Benefits the Paper Angels Project. Info:


Nov 20…Community Craft Fair 9am at Mancelona Elementary. Info:


Nov 20…12th Annual TC West Art & Craft Show at the high school 10-4p – Traverse City. Free admission. Info:


Nov 20…Downtown Traverse City Light Parade & Tree Lighting. Info:


Nov 20…Santa’s Workshop Craft & Vendor Expo 11-4p at The Ellison Place – Gaylord. Info:


Nov 20…Handmade Holiday Craft Show 9a-4p at the Emmet County Fairgrounds-Petoskey. Benefits the Brother Dan’s Food Pantry. $2 or nonperishable food items. Info:


Week of Nov 21


Nov 25…11th Annual Boyne City Kiwanis Turkey Trot 9am at Veterans Park Pavilion – Boyne City. $30 pre-registration, $35 day of. 5K & 1 mile fun run. Benefits Kiwanis activities. Info:


Nov 26…40th Annual Christmas Craft Show 9a-3p at Inland Lakes HS-Indian River. Over 150 crafters and artists will display their work. Info:


Nov 26…Charlevoix Holiday Parade & Christmas Tree Lighting – East Park, 3-6pm. Info:


Nov 27…Holiday Parade 6pm downtown Petoskey. Info:


Nov 27…Christmas Tree Lighting 6pm – downtown Harbor Springs. Info:


Dec 2…Downtown Cheboygan Hospitality Night 3-8pm. Info:


Dec 3…Extreevaganza at the Ostego Resort. Benefits the Otsego Foundation. Info:


Dec 3…Holiday Open House 6-9pm – Downtown Petoskey. Info:


Dec 4…Holiday Open House 6-9pm downtown Harbor Springs. Info:


Dec 4…FOE Holiday Bazaar 9a-4p at the Cheboygan Eagles Hall. Arts & crafts, rummage tables, bake sale. Free admission. Info:


Dec 4…Parade of Lights 6-8pm Downtown Cheboygan.


Dec 15…Home for the Holiday 5:30-8pm at the Cheboygan F.O.E. Features desserts & holiday beverages, music and auction. Benefits Habitat for Humanity. $25. Info: 231-597-4663


Dec 18..10th Annual Riggsville Redneck Christmas Parade 7pm. Collecting food donations for the St. Thomas Food Pantry and Coats for Kids along the route. Starts and ends on Church Rd. Info: 231-445-2490



TFN…Harbor Light Community Chapel of Harbor Springs is collecting cans and bottle returns to help the less fortunate at 8220 Clayton Rd. All bottles and cans should be left next to our central trash bin in the main parking lot. Info: 231.347.5001 


Every Monday and Wednesday from noon-1pm Free Food Market is open in the parking lot of the Salvation Army Community Center on Barlow-Traverse City. Info:


TFN…The St. Thomas food pantry is open on a drive-thru basis every Monday 10a-1pm. Bring photo ID with current Cheboygan address, proof of household income and proof of address for all household residents. 332 Western Ave. Info: 231-627-3167


TFN…The Acme Christian Thrift Store is in need of volunteers 3-5p any day Tues-Sat. Info: 231-267-3002


TFN…4th Wednesday of every month is Veterans Coffee Hour 9-10am at McDonalds in Cheboygan. Free coffee for Veterans. Info:


Now-TFN…Hospice of Michigan is available to help families in need of compassionate hospice care for a loved one. Call 888-247-5701 or visit


TFN- The Northern Care Center is a medical clinic for those uninsured or underinsured. Patients  are seen on Tuesday afternoon/evenings. Located at 117 W State Street, Cheboygan. You need to wear a mask and when you come to the parking lot you need to call the clinic, first come first seen. They also have vouchers for product at Goodwill and personal hygiene products for those in need. Please knock on the door for product. Please call with any questions 231-333-3019.


TFN…The Cheboygan Rec Center is open on Monday and Wednesday for boys and Tues/Thurs for girls from 5:30-8pm. High school and adults 8pm-10:30pm. Must wear mask at all times.


Now – TFN…Weekly Covid-19 Testing. By appointment only. No symptoms or doctors order necessary. Charlevoix: Mon & Wed 10a-noon; Gaylord & Mancelona: Tues & Thurs 10-noon; Harbor Springs/Petoskey: Friday 10-noon. Call the Health Dept of NW Michigan to schedule 800-432-4121


**Upcoming Farmer’s Markets

Now – Oct..Every Wed & Sat Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers Market-Traverse City. Wed 8a-noon, Sat 7:30-noon

Now-Oct…Every Monday 2-6pm the The Village at Grand Traverse Commons-Traverse City

Now – Oct…Every Wed & Sat 8a-1p – Festival Square - Cheboygan

Now - Oct 8…Elk Rapids Farmer’s Market, every Friday 8a-noon

Now -Oct 16…Saturdays - downtown Harbor Springs

Now - Oct 20…every Sat 8a-1p downtown Gaylord

Now-Oct 8 …Bellaire Farmers Market 8a-noon at the ASI Community Center & Park

Now - Oct…Every Sunday - Interlochen Farmers Market 9a-2pm. 2112 M-137. Info: 231-970-1340

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